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Dance for Camera; George's House

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Labeled “ WAGONER DANCE / FRAMES OF REFERENCE” George's House Complete

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Dance for Camera
George's House
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Series Description

"Dance for Camera" was the earliest series created by the Dance Workshop, which was coordinated at the time by Nancy Mason. The series was broadcast in 1976. Carmen De Lavallade, a former dancer with Lester Horton, John Butler and others, recorded introductions for the shows. Some of the works were rebroadcast as part of the "Frames of Reference" series. Series release date: 1974

Program Description

Dan Wagoner's choreography is performed by himself and seven female dancers in and around a small New Hampshire farmhouse. The work is meant to recall Wagoner's Appalachian roots. The women perform mostly sprightly movements, hanging from the windows of the house and running across the lawn and splashing at a nearby waterfall. One scene that takes place with several of the women in the bedroom shifting positions, is more somber and poignant. Wagoner performs a solo at a well.



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Broadcast program

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Modern dance
Appalachian region
Performance in a Studio
Performing Arts
Wagoner, Dan ()
Susan Dowling (Producer)
Mason, Nancy ()
Atwood, David ()
Woodies, Leslie (Subject)
Hess, Sally (Subject)
Frey, Regan (Subject)
Pettit, Faith (Subject)
Asnes, Ann (Subject)
Hendrickson, Sue (Subject)
Moss, Judith (Subject)
Chicago: “Dance for Camera; George's House,” 12/05/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D8D223ABDE642EA8DA572561E1F98E0.
MLA: “Dance for Camera; George's House.” 12/05/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D8D223ABDE642EA8DA572561E1F98E0>.
APA: Dance for Camera; George's House. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D8D223ABDE642EA8DA572561E1F98E0
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